"The Man with a Golden Gun," "Heaven & Earth," "Cutthroat Island," "Tomorrow never Dies" and "The Beach" are some of the movies made in Thailand. Other famous movies shot there include "Around the World in 80 Days," "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" and "Stealth."
"The Man with the Golden Gun," which features Roger Moore and Christopher Lee, was the first James Bond movie to be filmed in Thailand in 1974, followed by "Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997." "Heaven & Earth," inspired by a true story about the Vietnam War and its consequences, and "Around the World in 80 Days," were filmed in the province of Krabi. "Stealth," directed by Rob Cohen, was shot in 2005 and featured the luxurious beaches of Maya Bay while Cutthroat Island was filmed in Phuket Old Town. The third episode of Star Wars, "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith," was also shot in Krabi province.
According to Phuket Magazine, Thailand boasts a broad array of superb and exotic locations, a feature that makes the country popular with American and European filmmakers and directors. Additionally, the government is keen to attract international movie companies to film in the country as a means to promote tourism. The country also has a vibrant film industry, which makes it easy for these companies to access skilled technicians.